Saturday, May 29, 2010

Students from down south

For the long weekend some students came all the way from JB to learn painting for two days. Two of them are school teachers taking a break from the usual school activities .....

Cabbage Rose on a Tissue Box Cover

This is a tissue box cover in which I have painted Cabbage Roses using the Donna Dewberry's method. You have to get used to painting the strokes in a wiggly manner using a flat brush. The pattern is an adaptation from her Mural Book. The paint used is Decoart Americana.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Folk Art Workshop In Melaka

This is to informed you that I will be conducting a Folk art Workshop in Melaka on the 12th June 2010 (Saturday) from 10 a.m till 4.30 p.m. The workshop will cover painting of Roses, Lavender, Violet and Tulips. The pattern will teach you all the basic brushstrokes method using the filbert brush. The venue is at D'Pelican Restaurant, Zoo Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. As usual, I will also bringing some materials, books and wood items for sale.
Those who are interested can call me up for details at 03-79555909.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Donna Dewberry's Book.

This is a book by a well-known decorative painter Donna Dewberry. It contains step-by-step approach to her one-stroke method of painting using flat brush. If you like to paint roses, daisies, hydrangeas and garden scenery then you may want this book to be in your collection. It is an imported quality book with 128 pages of information with 300+ pictures. If you are interested please send in your order via the feedback form on the front page of my website and I will inform you on the details. The price is RM 53 for west malaysia (inclusive of postage) and RM 58 for east malaysia (inclusive of postage).

Those of you who are in the Klang Valley can call me 03-79555909 to make your reservation. But you need to pick up the book within the week. Thanks.

Chicken on the kettle

A student had painted this old kettle with Chicken motif. The background had been painted with black gesso and black acrylic paint. The chicken had been painted using flat brush method.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ipoh Folk Art Workshop

I just did a Folk Art Workshop on Sunday in Ipoh. Once again it was a successful event, even though the number of participants was not as many as the previous. All of the attendees managed to finished the project and sincerely hope that everyone had enjoyed the session. Thank you to everyone who had participated and lots of thanks to the organizer.

Painting Fruits and Bear

Here is a student who learnt to paint fruits and bears recently. The fruits are painted using the basecoating, shading, highlighting and dry brushing techniques whereas the bear is painted using the stippling and shading techniques. You need the deerfoot brush for the fluffy bear.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Roses on glass for a wedding

Someone had asked me to paint this goblets with a Burgundy Rose for a wedding. After painting about 30 of them, it looks really pretty when you put them all together. The roses are painted using enamel paint. But, you need to put layers of paint in order to make it look prominent.

Carrier in Black

A former english lecturer who is now my painting student, did a carrier painted in all black background. It looks real good after decorating it with brightly coloured Hydrangeas and Violets.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Folk Art Workshop in Ipoh Again

This is to inform again that I will be conducting the Folk Art Workshop in Hill City Hotel, Ipoh this coming 23rd May 2010 (Sunday). We will start the workshop from 10 am till 4.30 pm. The workshop will cover painting Roses, Hydrangeas, lavender and Violet using the filbert brush. Those who are interested please call 03-79555909 as soon as possible for details.

Please note that if there are not enough students attending this workshop then we will have to postponed the event to another date.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rose Caddy

A caddy that I have painted with stripes and Priscilla Hauser's roses. Looks good when you had it painted with matching colour like Mauve.

Rosmaling Painting

Here's one of my students who came to learn Rosmaling Painting. Its a Norwegian traditional design which uses a lot brushstroke method and shading. The design looks complicated but its actually repetitive and tedious. Not really that difficult if you know how to handle the filbert brush.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lukisan Dekoratif

This is the Malay version of the book on Folk Art and Decorative Painting by the three ladies Aniza, Norana and Zaitun. Those of you who had not bought the English version yet can take the opportunity to buy this book. It has 9 projects which are mainly about painting flowers like Roses, Hydrangeas, Geraniums, Poppies and daisies. Suitable for those who had started to paint or wants to know what Folk Art painting is about.

You can order this book through sending me the feedback form on the front page of my website. The price is RM 40 per copy inclusive of postage and handling for Semenanjung and RM 47 for Sarawak/Sabah.

Workshop in Melaka Postponed

Due to lack of response to the Folk art Workshop that was planned for the 15th of May 2010 in Melaka, I'm postponing the event to the following month. Please call 03-79555909 if you need further details on this matter.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Painted Wooden Cloggs

Recently a customer had asked me to paint on her wooden clogg that she bought from Melaka. After being painted in pink it looks really pretty, I doubt that she would wear it. The plastic top is painted using the enamel paint whilst the rest in acrylic paint. From a kampung clogg to an english style clogg.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Painted Porcelain

This is another set of items that I have painted for Majalah Keluarga Hari Raya issue. The Teapot and teacups are painted using the porcelain paint with the design being painted using the brushstroke method. These porcelain items requires baking after being painted just to make it food safe. The wooden placemat has marbelising effect on it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Painted Recycle Items

Two days ago I had a photo shoot with Majalah Keluarga showing the step-by-step of painting on two recycle items i.e. CD and Maggi Mee plastic container For the CD I used the Metal Paint in which you don't need to prepare the surface. You can actually paint directly on the surface. The painted CD can be used as a coaster. The maggi mee container is painted using the enamel paint.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Workshop In Melaka

We are organising a workshop in Melaka tentatively on the 15th of May, 2010 (Saturday), at the MITC Ancasa Hotel, Ayer Keroh Melaka. In this workshop you will learn to paint Roses, Lavender, Violet and Tulips using the filbert brush. The duration of the workshop is between 10.00 am till 4.30 pm.
We will also be selling materials such as paints, wood items and tools. Those that are interested please call 03-79555909 for more details.

Please note that the workshop will only be run, if there are enough people to participate.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Workshop in Ipoh Perak Again

Due to the success of the recent workshop in Ipoh, we are organising again a workshop at the Hotel Hill City Ipoh this coming 23rd May, 2010 (Sunday). The workshop will cover painting of Roses and Hydrangeas using the filbert brush and it will be conducted between 10.oo am till 4.30 pm. Lunch will be provided. Apart from that we will be selling some of the materials like brushes, paints, wood items, etc. Those who are interested can call 03-79555909 for details.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Carrier for your paints

Those who are an ardent painter, should consider of getting a carrier to put all your painting materials. It proves to be quite handy whenever you feel like painting, all of it is at the same place. Here I have two sizes in which the small one I have decoupage on it and the large one has Jo Sonja style of painting.